posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 08:18 PM
Wah, wah, wah....I hear both sides every time someone prominent snaps and kills people with a gun or some nut shoots a bunch of people. The person
could have done it with a knife or car, the gun didn't kill someone, the person using it did. They are coming to get our guns, Hitler did it, Obama
wants to do it, be afraid! We need our .22's in case the government shows up in tanks with automatic weapons to protect our "freedoms".
A handgun is made to do one thing: shoot somebody (and target practice so you can learn to shoot somebody with greater accuracy). I can't drive it to
work, I can't cut my steak with it. Rifles are hunting weapons, handguns are made to kill people. I don't need a handgun, my shotgun works just
fine. Outside of law enforcement and maybe the military, nobody needs them, they just want them.
It's real easy for a person to pull a trigger, it requires no effort. A child can do it (and too often do). It takes a lot more to swing a bat (which
I can also use to play ball), a knife, strangle someone or run them over with a car. A handgun is as impersonal as it gets. A person can get shot from
a few feet, you don't even need to hit them in a good spot, just hit them often. A handgun makes you brave. Or makes it easier in a fit of rage to
Second amendment was written when muskets and flintlock pistols were "state of the art." Trying to apply a 200 year old "right" to semi-automatic
or powerful handguns is ridiculous and simply silly. When the government comes for you, they will bring SWAT level teams with enough armaments to just
blow up your house with you and your guns in it. Or just take you down when you walk outside....from 300 yards away. This isn't 1776 or even 1940.
And we aren't in some third world country.
How many soldiers have we lost in Afghanistan and Iraq? How many were killed with handguns? Rifles, IED's, grenades, maybe even missile launchers.
Ultimately, if we want to own weapons, let's not ban any of them. I want a howitzer in my back yard, a machine gun nest on my roof, a box of grenades
at every window and a missile silo in my garage. Because missiles don't kill people. People do.
If you are serious about your Second Amendment rights, then at least fight for something I can actually use. Until then, I'll stick with my 12-gauge